It was all joy
amidst thanksgiving and praises to God on Sunday, 19th May, 2013 at the Light
of Living Church, Asaba as the national
secretary of Tipper and Quarry Employers Union of Nigeria, Anthony Ijeh was joined by members
of the union in Delta State to appreciate God for the certificate of
registration awarded to the union by the Federal Government of Nigeria. Among
those that attended the thanks giving service were: Comrade Ndidi Okoagbor,
chairman of the Union in Ika South Local Government and his counterpart in Ika
North East, Comrade Jonathan Ehije. Others were Comrades Leonard Okochi, secretary
general, Ika North East and Bazuaye Stephen, secretary general, Ika South.
The pastor of the church,
Prophet T. D. Koko during the service prayed God to guide, and protect members
of the union, and also give them the wisdom with which to move the union
Reception was held after the
church service at the Asabar home of the national secretary, Anthony Ijeh,
where union members and guests were well treated.
Addressing newmen, Comrade Ijeh
said the award of certificate of registration would empower the union to
organize the sector and generate revenue for government.
According to him, “ through the
recognition, we are now positioned to help the Federal Government in revenue
generation. We will now compel our members who are into illegal activities to
go and have their titles in the Federal Ministry of Mines and Steel and pay
their royalty to the Federal Government. We can equally help the government to
check the usage of explosives. Some people make use of explosives without the
blasting license. We are equally telling the security agents of the Federal
Government to cooperate with our union” .
On their parts, Comrades Ndidi
Okoagbor and Jonathan Ehije thanked the Federal Government for recognizing
Tipper and Quarry Employers by awarding them a certificate of registration.
They promised to remain loyal to
the leadership of the newly registered union so that together they can move it
It could be recalled that the
Federal Government through the Ministry of Labour and Productivity, early this
month awarded a certificate of registration to union of Tipper and Quarry
Employers of Nigeria.
However the national secretary
said Rule 4 section Vii of the union
constitution stipulates,” All classes of tipper / trucks and quarries
throughout the Federation shall compulsorily be registered members of this
union with the exception of government or public utilities/
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